It is so comfortable
that you forget it is there.
it embraces you like air.
So thin, yet Japanese technology
made it happen.
Firm support via ultra-light cushion.
"We want a light weight p!nto
that makes it easier to take with me ",
"We want to use p!nto in
trains and planes.",
and "It would be great
if we could take it with us
on business trips,
business meetings or to theaters."
“p!nto air” is waiting for you
to enjoy and to enrich your life.
You can use “p!nto air” in many situations.
At a cafe
At a park
On the couch
Occupational Therapist and
Seating Designer and ETHREEM technique developer
Over 300 cases of measurement a year for order made cushions. She introduced the world to the idea of Ecological Three Dimensional Molding system “ETHREEM”. She created various “p!nto” line-ups. Her unique “seating design” are, by just sitting on them, restore the natural “axis” of the body. Her seat cushions are stress-free, as well as keeping the proper posture.
She is the founder and also the official representative of the association of Ecological Therapy since 1998. It has studied rehabilitation methods based on perception and action.
Also she lectures on the human body and the environment or rehabilitation. Her authored books and articles on affordance and environment are; Asobi wo sodateru “遊びを育てる”（Cultivating the power of play）. Kyodo Isho Shuppansha 協同医書出版社, Tokyo 東京, 1999.
“知の生態学的転回2 技術: 身体を取り囲む人工環境“,
The Ecological Turn: New philosophical and psychological perspectives on human studies Vol.2 Technology:Life in the Artificial Environment University of Tokyo Press,2013
We are actually not still while sitting. So it is important for us to maintain our balance constantly.That balance is crucial for us to have efficiency in what we do while sitting.
P.A.S. focus on this bodily function.
“p!nto” is the cushion which suppress wobbling and tells us the proper position of our axes, to let us have the best alignment. It is my pleasure to introduce “ETHREEM” which we discovered while working with people with disabilities.
I hope it brings lots of smiles, joy and comfort for people with all abilities.
We believe seat cushions are meant to offer comfort and relief.
Our therapists feel individual bodies with our hands to find the equilibrium, the most comfortable alignment which flow with gravity, and the best positions for the individual cushion production. The detailed process is based on Kinematics, Anatomy, Occupational therapy, Ecological psychology and Feldenkrais Method.
We then, collect data above to the cutting edge scanner technology.
This is how p!nto came about.
You feel as though you are “wearing” them when you sit on our “p!nto” products. This is because the supporters inside the cushions place your ribs, pelvis and thighs on the most comfortable position to sit. (ETHREEM) We are actually moving while sitting. So it is important for us to have something to suppress wobbling of our cores. That makes us to have efficiency in what we do while sitting. "p!nto" products are nothing like braces for your teeth. They are more of a platform for good posture habit. A good posture enable us to have efficient movements. You can reach out to each direction. “p!nto” is the place which you can go back to the starting seating position to have realigned posture for your next move.
Without “p!nto air”
With “p!nto air”
|W400mm × H380mm × D380mm||735g||polyurethane
|Outside / Polyester 100% , Urethane lamination
Inside / Knit : Polyester 95% , Urethane 5%
※ The photographs showing our products may turn out to be slightly different from reality
※ The design might change without notice.
What kind of chairs can I use my “p!nto” on?
You can use your “p!nto” on any chairs with backrests;
Office chairs, dining tables, couches, personal chairs, bus, trains or cabs.
How many hours a day can I sit on my “pinto” ?
You can sit on your “p!nto” as long as you please, as you can sit long hours, you can sit as you do normally.
How about durability?
We have the durability test result of which the thickness of “p!nto” decreased 4% after 80,000 times. The endurance test is based on JIS standard, （Compression testing method）
The material we use is also used on trains and buses.